Victoria has 5,195 dairy farms spread across three dairy regions - north, south-west and Gippsland.
The industry produces $1.8 billion of raw milk, most of which is processed into powdered or fresh milk, cheese and other dairy products.
The dairy sector is the largest agricultural industry in Victoria, accounting for more than 65 per cent of annual national milk production and with exports valued at $1.85 billion.Its major markets include Japan, Singapore, China, Indonesia, Philippines and Malaysia.
There are also some key industry groups listed below offer valuable data, information and opportunities. These include:
- Dairy Australia is the national services body for dairy farmers and the industry. Its role is to help farmers adapt to a changing operating environment, and achieve a profitable, sustainable dairy industry.
- Dairy Education Australia is an education and information resource with information for primary school teachers and students, information from the National Centre for Dairy Education Australia and practical information on Dairy Farming Victoria.